Early blooming flowering trees and shrubs signal, "Spring is Coming!" These are very special plants in the landscape because they set the tone for spring by giving inspiration to an awakening landscape.
Royal Star Magnolia- This magnolia buds and flowers in late winter before it leafs out. Royal Star's are a sign that "Spring is Coming," and can be used as a specimen plant or large hedge. You can keep them full to the ground, or mushroom them by trimming off all lower branches. They grow to an average of 12-18 feet tall by 10-15 feet wide. They tend to create a lot of buzz in the landscape when in full bloom.
Ann & Jane Magnolias- Similar to the Royal Star Magnolia, Ann & Jane have light purple-pink blooms instead of white, and the blooms are more tulip shaped. (Also called Tulip Magnolias.) The Ann does tend to stay a bit smaller, averaging 10 feet tall and wide, while the Jane can reach 15 feet plus. We have a large selection of several different sizes of each variety.
Okame Cherry- This variety is often over-looked, but should be at the top of the list of flowering cherry trees. It is one of the first cherries to blossom, and has a longer bloom period than most. The blooms are a beautiful rose-pink color, followed by dark leaves emerging from stems of reddish-brown bark; which gives them beautiful summer interest as well. Okame are one of the most heat-tolerant of cherries, making them a good choice for this far south.
Kwanzan Cherry- hardiest of the double-bloom varieties. The blossoms are deep pink, and extremely full, making them a true conversation piece in the neighborhood. The bark tends to stay a beautiful, shiny, light brown, with glossy green foliage in the summer.
Yoshino Cherry- This cherry is among the best selection of cherries if you want a very light pink, almost white blossom, followed by glossy green summer foliage. This tree is a true beauty, and one of the most sought after varieties. Many people say it's their favorite, and tend to ask for it by name.
This picture shows a current sampling of our 7gal flowering cherry trees. From left to right: Kwanzan, Weeping Yoshino, Okame. This is a beautiful crop of cherries, and scores five stars when it comes to quality, size and price.
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